Are the touch controls really that bad?

#1 Posted by BaneFireLord (2969 posts) -

Currently, GTAIII is on sale for three bucks on the iOS store. That is, of course, a rock bottom price and a helluva deal for one of the better games of the 2000s. However, I've heard some very negative things about the touch controls for the game and was wondering if they really do make the game as unplayable as reviewers are painting it. Is it that bad or are people overreacting? In particular, how bad is it on the smaller devices (I would only be playing it on an iPhone)?

#2 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

I bought it for that price on my iPhone 4S and I have no problems with the controls honestly, thought I would hate them but you get used to them, and at that price I'd recommend it

#3 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

They are really that bad, and it's exactly why I chuckle when people say dedicated gaming handhelds are dead.

The only phone you should buy this on is the Xperia Play I think.

#4 Posted by stinky (1560 posts) -

watch the Tested app of the day on it. (was the ipad version they were on)

seemed like something you could get used to.

#5 Posted by StrainedEyes (1338 posts) -

I think it controls as well as it can and is very playable. Probably one of the better controlling on-screen controls I have played.

Do not use analog controls for driving, it isn't good.

#6 Posted by Catarrhal (861 posts) -

I can't imagine that anyone would even come close to finishing the goddamn game with touch controls.

Again, watch the Tested video.

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